B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31248

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31248


  • RCL: NV-B

MACR: 3669


History of
B-17 42-31248

Delivered Cheyenne 13/10/43; Gr Island 25/10/43; Wilmington 2/11/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-B] Podington 30/11/43; Missing in Action Sorau 11/4/44 with Ernie Fortson {shot while parachuting down}, Navigator: Chas Derose, Bombardier: Dave Manning, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John McDonald, Waist gunner: Joe Soriano,Tail gunner: George Hodges (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Frank Lochocki, Radio Operator: Clyde Grant, Ball turret gunner: Bob Beck, Waist gunner: Clyde Hobbs (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Behnsdorf, nine miles NE of Helmstedt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3669.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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